Space Science Reviews

, Volume 213, Issue 1–4, pp 5–37 | Cite as

The Juno Mission

  • S. J. Bolton
  • J. Lunine
  • D. Stevenson
  • J. E. P. Connerney
  • S. Levin
  • T. C. Owen
  • F. Bagenal
  • D. Gautier
  • A. P. Ingersoll
  • G. S. Orton
  • T. Guillot
  • W. Hubbard
  • J. Bloxham
  • A. Coradini
  • S. K. Stephens
  • P. Mokashi
  • R. Thorne
  • R. Thorpe


Juno is a PI-led mission to Jupiter, the second mission in NASA’s New Frontiers Program. The 3625-kg spacecraft spins at 2 rpm and is powered by three 9-meter-long solar arrays that provide ∼500 watts in orbit about Jupiter. Juno carries eight science instruments that perform nine science investigations (radio science utilizes the communications antenna). Juno’s science objectives target Jupiter’s origin, interior, and atmosphere, and include an investigation of Jupiter’s polar magnetosphere and luminous aurora.


Jupiter interior Atmosphere Magnetosphere Juno 

Acronym List (generally not including abbreviations or units)


Applied Physics Laboratory


Deep Space Maneuver


Deep Space Network


Earth Flyby


Earth Gravity Assist


End of Mission


Equation of State


Fractional Data Allocation


Gravity Science


Goddard Space Flight Center


Instrument Operations Team


International Traffic in Arms Regulation


Jovian Auroral Distributions Experiment


Juno Energetic particle Detector Instrument


Jovian InfraRed Auroral Mapper


Jupiter Orbit Insertion


Jet Propulsion Laboratory


Juno Science Operations Center


Juno Camera


Keep Out Zone






Mission Operations System


Mission Planning and Sequencing Team


MicroWave Radiometer


Navigation and Information Facility


National Aeronautics and Space Administration




Planetary Data System




Period Reduction Maneuver


Science Activity Plan


Spacecraft Team


Science Planning Working Group


Southwest Research Institute


University of California Los Angeles


UltraViolet Spectrograph



The Juno mission would not have been possible without the incredible dedication, commitment, and experience of the many hundreds of people who have worked on Juno. To call out a few by name would feel like a disservice to those not mentioned. They each have our incredible gratitude and appreciation for their efforts. In addition, we benefitted tremendously from the strong support from each of our partner organizations. Funding for the Juno mission was provided by NASA.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. J. Bolton
    • 1
  • J. Lunine
    • 3
  • D. Stevenson
    • 4
  • J. E. P. Connerney
    • 5
  • S. Levin
    • 6
  • T. C. Owen
    • 7
  • F. Bagenal
    • 2
  • D. Gautier
    • 8
  • A. P. Ingersoll
    • 4
  • G. S. Orton
    • 6
  • T. Guillot
    • 9
  • W. Hubbard
    • 10
  • J. Bloxham
    • 11
  • A. Coradini
    • 12
  • S. K. Stephens
    • 6
  • P. Mokashi
    • 1
  • R. Thorne
    • 13
  • R. Thorpe
    • 1
  1. 1.Southwest Research InstituteSan AntonioUSA
  2. 2.Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space PhysicsUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA
  3. 3.Cornell UniversityIthacaUSA
  4. 4.California Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA
  5. 5.NASA Goddard Space Flight CenterGreenbeltUSA
  6. 6.Jet Propulsion LaboratoryPasadenaUSA
  7. 7.Institute for AstronomyUniversity of HawaiiHonoluluUSA
  8. 8.Observatoire Paris-Site de MeudonParisFrance
  9. 9.CNRSUniversité Côte d’AzurNiceFrance
  10. 10.Lunar and Planetary LaboratoryUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  11. 11.Harvard UniversityCambridgeUSA
  12. 12.Institute for Space Astrophysics and PlanetologyRomeItaly
  13. 13.University of CaliforniaLos AngelesItaly

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